Herbert Brener W’38 L’41, Wynnewood, PA, a retired attorney and member of the Philadelphia Bar Association for 65 years; Feb. 6. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of the wrestling team. His son-in-law is Lewis J. Gordon C’57 L’60 and his grandchildren are Thomas M. Gordon C’92 and Jennifer Gordon Ford C’95 GEd’96.
Samuel Wilf W’38, Merion Station, PA, retired founder and owner of a chair company; Jan. 13, at 101. One daughter is Eileen Wilf Ufberg CW’69, and three grandchildren are Dr. David Daniel Ufberg C’91, Dr. Jacob W. Ufberg C’92, and Dr. Lawrence A. Ufberg C’95. His brother was Dr. Harold Wilf C’40 GM’49 (see Class of 1940).
Freda Warhaftig Brod CW’39, Tampa, FL, a writer, director, and producer of children’s plays for Tampa Community Theater; Jan. 27, at 102.
Judith Kurtz Kershbaum Jacobs Ed’39, Philadelphia; Jan. 3, at 101. Her daughters are Susan Kershbaum Stevens CW’67, who is married to Joseph W. Stevens C’67 WG’72; and Marjorie Kershbaum Shiekman CW’71 Ed’71 L’81. Her grandchildren include Katherine Kershbaum Evans C’89, Sharon Kershbaum, C’92 WG’98, Joseph A. Stevens C’96, Andrew K. Stevens C’00, and Wendy Shiekman Cohen C’02 WG’10. One great-grandson is Alexander F. Evans C’21.
Marianne S. Potts Ed’39, Santa Fe, NM, Dec. 13, at 102. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Alvin H. Greenberg G’40, Plattsburgh, NY, a retired chemistry teacher at Paul Smith’s College; Nov. 17, at 101.
Reba Roetenberg Lazaroff CW’40, Wynnewood, PA, a retired kindergarten teacher in the School District of Philadelphia; Dec. 2. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. One daughter is Deborah Lazaroff Weiss CW’67.
Dr. Harold Wilf C’40 GM’49 , Bala Cynwyd, PA, a retired ENT specialist and clinical professor at Temple University Health System; Dec. 8. His brother was Samuel Wilf W’38 (see Class of 1938).
Betty Zimmerman Doeringer DH’42, Jacksonville Beach, FL, June 24, 2018.
Franklin J. Steinhardt W’42, Albany, NY, a retired real estate broker and former head of a heating, air conditioning, and automotive supply firm; Dec. 13. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Tau fraternity.
Dr. Anthony J. Alosi C’43, Pompano Beach, FL, a retired physician; Oct. 1, 2017.
William R. Krause WG’43, Annapolis, MD, a retired financial manager at Rohm & Hass Company; Jan. 22. During the 1960s he implemented the firm’s IBM computer systems.
Dr. Jerry A. Cohen D’44, West Hartford, CT, a retired dentist; Jan. 30. He served in the US Army Dental Corps during World War II. His son is Adam B. Cohen W’89.
Dr. Nathan Glazer G’44, Cambridge, MA, an urban sociologist and retired Harvard professor; Jan. 19. During the Kennedy administration, he worked in what is now the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and he was a consultant to President Johnson’s Model Cities program. His book The Lonely Crowd (1950) is sometimes cited as the most popular work of American sociology.
Margaret Black Warres PSW’44, Pikesville, MD, a retired social worker; Jan. 6, at 100.
Betty Weisman Mu’44, New York, a retired Broadway music director and conductor who worked under the stage name “Liza Redfield”; Dec. 23. She became the first woman to be the full-time conductor of a Broadway pit orchestra when she assumed the role of music director of The Music Man in 1960, and she was also the first woman to lead the Marine Corps Band in concert.
Dr. Mark J. Ciccantelli M’45, West Bend, WI, a retired physician who maintained a practice in the Milwaukee area; Jan. 1.
Ruth Dietz Eni Ed’45 GEd’46, Philadelphia, a former chairwoman for Dietz & Watson; Feb. 8. Known as “Momma Dietz,” she played herself in the Philadelphia meat and cheese company’s advertising [“Alumni Profiles,” Jan|Feb 2011].
Betty Meyer Jenkins DH’45, Charlottesville, VA, a former dental hygienist; Jan. 10.
Dr. Barbara Shyrock Koelle CW’45 G’46 Gr’81, Swarthmore, PA, a retired school psychologist; Nov. 28. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and the women’s swimming team.
Mollie Potash Ostroff CW’45 G’48, Oakland, CA, a retired elementary school teacher in Los Angeles; Jan. 6. She learned Spanish to better communicate with her students, participating in several immersion programs in Mexico.
Dr. Arthur M. Coddington II M’46, Oxford, NY, a pediatrician; Dec. 29. He served as a US Army captain during peacetime in Japan and Korea as a medic.
Bertha Delovitz Dennis Ed’46 GEd’48, Northampton, MA, a former foreign language teacher at Philadelphia’s George Washington High School; Jan. 31, 2018.
Nancy Close Edwards HUP’46, Lansdale, PA, former head nurse at the Fox Chase Cancer Center; April 10, 2018.
Dr. Sam M. Wright M’46 GM’47, Roswell, GA, a retired physician; May 24, 2018.
Walter Becker WEv’47, Pikesville, MD, owner of a real estate company; Jan. 11.
Charles L. Brown C’47 WG’57, Cleveland Heights, OH, a retired CPA; Jan. 28. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football team.
John Richard Chase W’47, Lake City, FL, retired CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rochester, NY; Feb. 13, 2018. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.
Sherman J. Katz W’47, Sudbury, MA, a retired scrap metal business executive; Feb. 11. He served in the US Army during World War II, earning a Purple Heart. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.
Virginia Plum Myers HUP’47, Albuquerque, NM, a retired nurse; Jan. 9.
Dr. Marien Kreider Bosien M’48, Columbus, NC, a retired anesthesiologist; Oct. 11.
William E. Culbert W’48, Maple Valley, WA, a career US Foreign Service officer who served in World War II; Jan. 13. After leaving the State Department, he joined Boeing as deputy director for issues management.
William Whitley Darner WG’48, Brookville, OH, a founding partner of the accounting firm Lloyd, Darner, Guenther & Ellis; Jan. 5. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Dorothy Bache Derrico CW’48, Hokendauqua, PA, a retired hospital lab technician; Dec. 20.
Rosalind Inslicht Edelstein PSW’48, Atlanta, a family therapist who counseled clients until she was 96 years old; Jan. 6.
Henry Stevens Hamm C’48, North Palm Beach, FL, a fundraising consultant; Dec. 24. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II.
Dr. Arthur R. Lyding G’48 Gr’51, Princeton, NJ, a retired chemist and chemical company executive who received 12 patents in organic and polymer chemistry; Dec. 1. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
William B. Miller G’48, Middlebury, VT, Dec. 14. He served in the US Navy during World War II.
Sevill “Bud” Schofield Jr. W’48, New Holland, PA, a retired information systems manager for a carpet manufacturer; Feb. 1. He served in the US Naval Reserves during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the men’s swimming team. His wife was Virginia Clark Schofield Ed’49 (see Class of 1949).
Nellie M. Smith Simpson NEd’48, Frederick, MD, a US Army nurse who made 17 crossings of the Atlantic aboard the US Army hospital ship Wisteria; Jan. 14.
Dr. John F. Spangler V’48, Harrisonburg, VA, a retired veterinarian; Dec. 18.
Rev. Seth P. Staples C’48, Cincinnati, a minister; Jan. 18. He served in the US Army as a tail gunner in World War II and was a prisoner of war for nine months. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Gordon J. Adelson WG’49, Pittsfield, MA, a retired accountant; Jan. 17. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Victor A. Bonomo W’49, Naples, FL, a retired executive vice president at PepsiCo and former president of Pepsi, helping it become a leading soft drink brand; Jan. 30. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Dr. Jean M. Calloway G’49 Gr’52, Kalamazoo, MI, professor emeritus of mathematics at Kalamazoo College; Jan. 25.
Peter F. Cianci L’49, Reading, PA, a retired attorney; Dec. 17.
Jerome Cohn WEv’49, Philadelphia, a retired CFO at direct mail company Scanforms; Jan. 24. He served in World War II as a cryptographer.
Edward J. Dougherty W’49, Lumberville, PA, a harness racing executive; Jan. 18. He helped construct the old Liberty Bell track in Philadelphia and later became its president. After retiring from the racing industry, he was a consultant to the coal industry. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. One daughter is Anne T. Dougherty C’79.
Tommy Bronaugh Fox WG’49, Peterborough, NH, a former teacher and Planned Parenthood executive; Jan. 22. Her husband is Gordon A. Fox WG’49.
Donald Harrison C’49, Wynnewood, PA, a retired journalist and former editor at thePhiladelphia Daily News; Dec. 7. He worked at the Philadelphia Daily News from 1982 to 2011, retiring as deputy editor of the opinion pages, after previously working at the Philadelphia Bulletin, as a city editor and assistant managing editor. At Penn, he was a member of the Daily Pennsylvanian. His wife is Grace Wagner Harrison CW’54.
William Kent Haydock W’49, Darien, CT, a retired advertisement promotions director for the journal Medical Economics; Feb. 4. He served in the US Naval Air Corps during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and Sphinx Senior Society, as well as captain of the wrestling team.
Henry E. Kressman W’49, Hockessin, DE, a retired manager of labor relations at chemicals manufacturer ICI Americas; Jan. 21. In later years, he and his wife owned the Janvier-Black House Bed and Breakfast in New Castle, DE. He served in the US Army during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and Mask & Wig.
Dr. William S. Lyon D’49, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, a retired dentist; Jan. 30.
Ernest C. Miller G’49, New York, former executive at American Management Association who later founded the management consulting firm Miller, Hellwig & Associates; Oct. 5. He served as a lieutenant in the US Navy during World War II.
William Roper Ed’49 GEd’50 , Woodstown, NJ, a former elementary school principal; Jan. 22. One daughter is Carol Roper Schlegel DH’76.
Gilbert Sandler C’49, Baltimore, a former advertising executive and author who wrote the book Jewish Baltimore (2000); Dec. 19. He served in the US Navy during World War II. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian. One daughter is Judith S. Sandler C’84.
Virginia Clark “Ginny” Schofield Ed’49 , New Holland, PA, a former Kindergarten teacher; Feb. 10. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Her husband, Sevill “Bud” Schofield Jr. W’48 died nine days before her after nearly 70 years of marriage (see Class of 1948).
Dr. Robert T. Beattie C’50, Newcastle, ME, a physician and medical director of Hercules Corporation; Aug. 19, 2016. He served in the US Air Force as a first lieutenant during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the rowing team.
Beatrice Levinson Citron CW’50, New Braunfels, TX, a retired librarian; Dec. 15. One niece is Randi D. Paul-Heskins CE’80.
Charles Gottesman W’50, Philadelphia, a retired paper company executive; Oct. 10.
Janet Musser Whitaker Hackney CW’50, Wilson, NC, Dec. 15. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, the women’s lacrosse team, and the Daily Pennsylvanian. Her sister is Virginia E. Musser CW’56 WEv’79.
Richard E. Hoffman W’50, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, a retired petroleum company executive; Dec. 10. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. One sister is Patricia Hoffman Wagner Ed’51, whose husband is Dr. Bernard M. Wagner C’48.
Ellwood B. Jacoby Ed’50 GEd’51 GrD’66, Tinton Falls, NJ, a retired school superintendent; Dec. 29. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s heavyweight rowing team. One brother is Robert D. Jacoby GEd’58.
Gay V. Land WG’50, Norwalk, CT, founder of the oil company Vale Petroleum; Jan. 21.
Sidney M. Palmer WG’50, Chambersburg, PA, a retired bank executive; Feb. 2.
G. Steward Parlin W’50, Bethlehem, PA, tax counsel at Bethlehem Steel; Jan. 10. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the sprint football team. He served in the US Navy during World War II. One son is James S. Parlin C’75 GFA’81.
Harry J. Rubin C’50, York, PA, former deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania who later went into private practice; March 18, 2018. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Eugene F. Schulze W’50, Long Beach Island, NJ, retired head of a wholesale meats company; Aug. 22.
Dorothy Ortals Selby HUP’50, Baton Rouge, LA, a former nurse who became a flight attendant with Pan American Airways; Jan. 17.
Mollie Lauth Tussing CW’50, Severna Park, MD, Jan. 28. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Rosemary Skelly Backus Ed’51, Jenkintown, PA, Dec. 15. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
John C. Bastian Jr. WG’51, Arvada, CO, a manager at an insurance company; Aug. 1.
George Blyn C’51 Gr’61, Merion Station, PA, professor emeritus of economics at Rutgers University; Jan. 29. His wife is Dr. Charlotte Lilly Blyn CW’54.
Stanley M. Cecil WG’51, Winchester, KY, retired senior vice president of the First National Bank of Cincinnati; Jan. 17. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.
Dr. John D. Davies D’51, Pinehurst, NC, a retired dentist who maintained a practice in Newburgh, NY; Jan. 31.
Francis J. Depman Jr. CE’51, Blue Bell, PA, part-owner of Kaufman Construction, which built many projects in the Philadelphia area, including parts of I-76, I-95, and the SEPTA commuter connection at 30th Street Station; Jan. 17. He served in the US Air Force during World War II and the Korean War.
Barbara Yeich Edwards Nu’51, Danville, PA, Jan. 29.
F. M. Kaltenthaler Ed’51, Harleysville, PA, a retired elementary school teacher; Jan. 22. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Dr. Kenneth G. Krout D’51, Walla Walla, WA, a retired dentist who maintained a practice in West York, PA; Jan. 11. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II.
H. Edward Michl Jr. C’51, Weston, CT, a retired financial manager at General Electric; Jan. 5. He served in the US Army during the Korean War, and later in the Army Reserves until 1960. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Neil P. Plum W’51, Galloway, NJ, owner of funeral homes across the Jersey Shore; Jan. 22. He was also a part of two championship barbershop quartet singing groups and a choral director. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
H. William Rautenberg W’51, Deerfield Beach, FL, president of a leather products manufacturing business; Jan. 3. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and the baseball and basketball teams. One niece is Ellen W. Rautenberg CW’73.
William S. Schwab Jr. WG’51, Rogers, AR, a retired department store executive; Dec. 30.
Alan Stone W’51, Chicago, a retired executive at the family-run Stone Container Corporation; Feb. 28, 2018. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. His brother is Ira N. Stone W’54 and one son-in-law is Jeffrey P. Weiss WG’81.
Wanda Van Goor G’51, Chevy Chase, MD, a retired English professor at Prince George’s Community College; Jan. 4.
Col. Aylwyn D. Williams C’51, Newville, PA, a retired and well-decorated colonel in the US Army with 23 years of active military service, including during the Korean and Vietnam wars; Jan. 8. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity and the track team.
Milton H. Wollman Ed’51, Chapel Hill, NC, a retired consulting actuary; July 23.
Hugh J. Zimmer W’51, Kansas City, MO, a retired real estate executive and chair of Zimmer Companies; Feb. 1. He was responsible for the development of over 2,900 acres of business parks and over 30 million square feet of commercial buildings throughout Kansas City. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
David R. Briggs W’52, East Greenbush, NY, a retired insurance agent; Jan. 4. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity.
Frederick W. Cotter W’52, Milford, CT, a facilities director at Fairfield University; Jan. 12. He served in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War. His brother is Robert W. Cotter W’53, and his former wife is Marie English Cotter DH’47.
Cynthia Warner Johnson Crowley CW’52, Bronxville, NY, a retired high school teacher; Jan. 6. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the basketball, softball, golf, and badminton teams, earning 12 varsity letters. Later, she endowed several Penn Athletics awards, as well as the Ivy League women’s basketball and softball championship trophies. The Cynthia Johnson Crowley Team Room was dedicated in the Palestra in 1997; she was inducted into the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998; and she was awarded the Alumni Award of Merit in 2004.
Alfred L. Gilman W’52, Onancock, VA, former owner of a taxi and limo service; Dec. 12. He was a veteran of the Korean War. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity.
Dr. Milton A. Grant D’52, Ocean View, NJ, a retired dentist; Dec. 22. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Richard D. Green W’52, Long Beach, CA, Jan. 1. One brother is Clark R. Green W’52.
Eileen Hackman GEd’52, Wheaton, IL, a former professor at Elmhurst College and founding director of Deer Run Camp in New Hampshire; Dec. 20.
Franklin H. Hare Ed’52 GEd’53, Willow Street, PA, a retired teaching professional within the Philadelphia Board of Education; Nov. 17.
Richard D. Kishbaugh L’52, Upper Gwynned, PA, a retired bank executive and a faculty member at the American Institute of Banking; Dec. 22.
Joseph F. Nocca W’52, Yonkers, NY, a retired Yonkers City Court judge and former attorney; Dec. 19. One son is Nicholas A. Nocca WG’88.
Francis R. Ricci ME’52, Wyomissing, PA, a former fine arts teacher; Dec. 22. He served in the US Coast Guard during World War II. His daughter is Judith A. Ricci C’78 G’82.
Richard B. Sherman G’52, Williamsburg, VA, professor emeritus of history at the College of William and Mary; Sept. 22.
Sondre Zeruld Sukin CW’52 GEd’65, Deerfield Beach, FL, a retired teacher and principal in Atlantic County, New Jersey; Dec. 19.
James A. Agnew Jr. WEv’53, Hatfield, PA, a retired banking executive; Dec. 11. He served in the US Army Air Forces during World War II, flying in 16 missions and earning a Bronze Star and Silver Star.
Dr. Philip W. Brown Jr. M’53, Rochester, MN, a retired gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic; Sept. 19.
Dr. Henry S. Cecil GM’53, Lafayette Hill, PA, a retired pediatrician and a former director of child development at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and medical director of Children’s Seashore House; Dec. 7. While practicing pediatrics in a private practice in Paoli and at CHOP, he was appointed assistant professor of pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine in 1959 and went on to become an associate professor. That same year he was also appointed director of child development at CHOP and established the Division of Child Development and Rehabilitation for children with physical, developmental, and learning disabilities. In 1969 he was named CEO and medical director of Children’s Seashore House in Atlantic City, NJ, founded in 1872 as the country’s first pediatric rehabilitation hospital. He spearheaded the relocation of Children’s Seashore House to a site adjacent to CHOP in the late 1980s, and it is now a part of CHOP. He became an associate professor emeritus of pediatrics in 1989 and the next year the Henry S. Cecil, MD, Endowed Chair in Rehabilitative Medicine was created. He served in the US Navy Reserve during World War II. His wife is Elizabeth M. Cecil GEd’63, and one daughter is Rebecca L. Cecil CW’73.
James T. Jordan Jr. W’53, Delran, NJ, a retired financial executive and former stockbroker; Dec. 24. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Bertram P. Kirschner W’53, Peoria, AZ, a retired director of market research for Food Fair Stores and Borman’s Foods; Feb. 23. He served in the US Air Force. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. His son is Dr. Barry S. Kirschner C’76.
Paul Kozinn W’53, Rockville Centre, NY, a commercial attorney; Jan. 5. He survived a plane crash in 1958 and went on to learn how to fly planes. He served as president of his regional alumni club and was a member of the Penn Alumni Interview Program for nearly 15 years. He attended his 65th reunion last year.
Mary Allen Sapp CW’53, Carlsbad, CA, Sept. 14. An active volunteer and civic leader for a variety of environmental causes, she won Penn’s Alumni Award of Merit in 1978. One son is Richard A. Sapp WG’81.
Donald F. Sontag Sr. W’53, Audubon, PA, a retired CPA; Nov. 30. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Paula Lippincott Walker CW’53, Portage, MI, a retired librarian; Jan. 18. At Penn, she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Ronald Wilner W’53, Baltimore, a retired political strategist and former radio personality; Jan. 19. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and the men’s lacrosse team.
John C. Bogle WEv’54, Bryn Mawr, PA, founder of the mutual fund company Vanguard; Jan. 16. He created the first mutual index fund, which allowed investors to reap high returns at lower costs than actively managed funds. He wrote 13 books on investing, most recently Stay the Course: The Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution (2018).
Robert L. Corson Jr. W’54, Millville, NJ, an artist and educator who taught in the Millville School System for 48 years; Jan. 10. He later became a high school vice principal. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Ira M. Gates WG’54, Batavia, NY, a retired city administrator; Jan. 10. He served in the US Army during World War II.
David B. Kramer W’54, Avon, CT, a former CPA; Jan. 1.
Sylvan “Skip” Litz C’54, Philadelphia, a former advertising executive and marketing communications manager; March 13, 2018. At Penn, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity.
Dr. Austin P. Murray C’54, Malibu, CA, a former ophthalmologist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Dec. 30, 2017. He was also a contributing author to Tradition and Heritage: A History of Thomas Jefferson University. His daughters are Tiffany E. Murray C’87 and Tracey A. Murray C’89, and his son is Austin Paul Murray II C’91. His brother is Dr. John T. Murray C’56.
Marvin L. Portney W’54 L’60, Chalfont, PA, a retired attorney; May 14, 2018.
Anne Oxholm Reid SW’54, Evans, GA, a former caseworker and tutor; Dec. 11.
Norman F. Schaut C’54, Linwood, NJ, a retired entrepreneur and advertising executive; Feb. 11. His daughter is Julie Ellen Schaut C’86.
Joan Smith HUP’54, Ellicott City, MD, Oct. 31.
Dr. W. Robert Stamper Ed’54, Honey Brook, PA, a retired high school biology teacher and adjunct professor at Muhlenberg College; July 27. At Penn, he was a member of Mask & Wig.
Edward B. L. Todd GAr’54, Salisbury, MD, a retired architect; Dec. 14.
William A. Weinbender W’54, Columbus, GA, a retired lieutenant colonel in the US Army; Dec. 13. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.
David M. Alperin W’55, Memphis, TN, retired president of David’s Home Fashions in Memphis; Jan. 24. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Frederick M. Glotzer WG’55, Norwalk, CT, a retired CPA; Jan. 6.
Robert F. Handy C’55, Upper Arlington, OH, a preparatory school English teacher; Aug. 27. He served in the US Army from 1955 to 1957. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. His daughter is Karen Brooke Kempton C’88, and his former wife is Joan Carson Handy CW’55.
Mildred G. Mogulof SW’55, Berkeley, CA, a retired social worker; Jan. 27.
Robert L. Browne W’56, Colorado Springs, CO, a retired manufacturing engineering executive; Dec. 26. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Philip H. Gwynn WG’56, Atlanta, a retired investment manager at his own firm; Jan. 16. He served in the US Army during the Korean War, earning a Purple Heart.
Dr. Lawrence B. Harker C’56, Dayton, OH, a retired doctor of osteopathic medicine; Jan. 18. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.
George G. Hawke WG’56, Newtown Square, PA, a retired financial advisor; Jan. 23. He served in the US Army during World War II.
Richard V. Holmes L’56, Media, PA, retired general counsel for a pharmaceutical company; Dec. 25. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
John Q. Isaac SW’56, Annapolis, MD, a director of social services for Maryland Department of Human Resources; Jan. 12. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
James W. Moore L’56, Needham, MA, a retired lawyer; Jan. 24. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. One son is James H. Moore C’83.
Lawrence Hummel Curry C’57 G’58, Jenkintown, PA, a retired Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he served from 1993 to 2012; Dec. 17. He previously worked as a history professor at the University of the Arts.
Marvin B. Hart W’57, Tulsa, OK, a retired manufacturing company executive; Dec. 13. At Penn, he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.
Edward L. Jones C’57 L’61, Wynnewood, PA, retired chairman and CEO of AAA Mid-Atlantic; Dec. 17. He previously worked as a stockbroker. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Psi fraternity and Mask & Wig. His wife is Meredith Smith Jones CW’58 and his son is Edward L. Jones III C’91.
Larry Kneifel W’57, Allentown, PA, a retired administrator for the Lehigh Portland Cement Company; Jan. 1. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and Mask & Wig.
Paul Levi GME’57, Stamford, CT, a retired engineer for RCA/GE who helped design the radar for the lunar module that made the first landing on the moon; Oct. 2, 2017. He served in the US Army during World War II, earning two Purple Hearts.
Dr. Richard H. Martindale D’57, Bloomfield, CT, a retired dentist; Jan. 17. He served in the US Navy as a lieutenant in the Dental Corps.
Robert E. Peterson WG’57, Wayland, MA, a retired executive at Raytheon, a US defense contractor; Jan. 4.
Alan B. Portnoff C’57 L’60, Longboat Key, FL, a retired attorney who maintained a practice in Chester County, PA, for over 50 years; Feb. 5. His wife is Lois Robins Portnoff CW’58.
Lois Carter Ramsey GEd’57, Lafayette Hill, PA, a former School District of Philadelphia supervisor; Jan. 20.
Farrel Arnold Weil W’57, New Orleans, a retired financial executive; Jan. 6. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.
James F. Wilson W’57, Elkins, WV, a retired lumber company executive; Jan. 29. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and the men’s heavyweight rowing team.
Russell W. Armstrong Jr. W’58, West Chester, PA, a retired flight officer with the US Marine Corps; Dec. 18. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.
Clyde O. Drauglis ME’58, Penfield, NY, Sept. 4.
Dr. Lawrence D. Egbert GM’58, a physician and anesthesiologist; June 9, 2016. He served in the US Army shortly after World War II in occupied Japan and later served as a physician with the US Navy.
Douglas E. Frey PT’58, Crystal Lake, PA, a retired chief of physical medicine at Penn’s Presbyterian Medical Center; Dec. 10. He also served as the head athletic trainer and head wrestling coach at Drexel University, amassing a 114–23 record as a coach and becoming the longest-serving trainer in Drexel’s history, with 35 years of service. He was inducted into the Drexel University Hall of Fame in 1995. His twin brother, Donald Frey, passed away on Nov. 6 (see Faculty & Staff).
Charles H. Jacob Jr. GAr’58, South Orleans, MA, a retired architect; Nov. 29, 2017.
Irvin S. Lieberman C’58, Kennett Square, PA, a former journalist, newspaper columnist, and publisher of the Chester County Press; Dec. 29. At Penn, he was a member of the men’s lacrosse team and Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Richard D. McGinley C’58, Ponte Vedra, FL, a retired executive with the old Bethlehem Steel Corporation; Jan. 25. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the football team. He served in the US Air Force and played football for the Bolling Air Force Base. One son is Michael H. McGinley C’83.
Robert M. Spitzler W’58, Palm Beach, FL, a retired real estate investor and private money lender; Dec. 27. At Penn, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.
Dr. Christina Brinkley CW’59, District Heights, MD, a former professor of sociology and women’s studies at Bates College; Aug. 5.
Malcolm A. Buckey Jr. W’59, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, a retired bank professional; Feb. 3. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the sprint football team.
Ronald B. Mandell W’59, Palm Beach, FL, president of the Ronald Burton Mandell Animals in Need Foundation; Dec. 17. His brothers are Dr. Morton S. Mandell M’59 and Dr. Gerald A. Mandell C’65 GM’73.
Raymond J. McBride Jr. C’59, Williamstown, NJ, a retired journalist for the Philadelphia Daily News; Nov. 29. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.
David S. Shepherd ME’59, Wallingford, PA, a retired engineer and head of hydraulics for Boeing; Dec. 6.
Dr. Robert P. VanValin D’59, West Chester, PA, a retired dentist who maintained a practice for nearly 50 years in Williamsport and Loyalsock Township, PA; Dec. 9.
John J. Aponick Jr. L’60, Fort Lauderdale, FL, a retired attorney specializing in medical malpractice defense in northeastern Pennsylvania; Jan. 3.
Ben Trigg Castle C’60, Wilmington, DE, a retired partner with the law firm Young, Conway, Stargatt & Taylor, specializing in personal injury law; Jan. 8. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and the men’s swimming and lightweight rowing teams. His wife is Nikki Krasas Castle Ed’61.
Victor DiCristina GME’60, Chatham, MA, a retired thermophysics engineer at Avco, an aviation company; Jan. 21.
Dr. William Floyd Fleet Jr. GM’60, Brentwood, TN, a retired pediatrician; March 22, 2018.
Joseph E. Foster WEv’60, Davie, FL, Nov. 5.
Richard C. Grosser W’60, Los Angeles, cofounder of one of the first computer-based data processing businesses; Jan. 21. He also designed exhibits at the Franklin Institute and the Palm Springs Air Museum, restoring vintage aircraft to flight status.
Dr. Patricia A. Herlihy G’60 Gr’63, Cambridge, MA, professor emerita of history at Brown University; Oct. 24. One grandson is Alexander S. Herlihy EAS’18.
Timothy Cooley WG’61, Bloomfield, CT, a retired financial consultant; March 18, 2018.
Helen Huggins Henshaw CW’61, Waccabuc, NY, Dec. 1. At Penn, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
William D. Kautz GEd’61, New Cumberland, PA, retired commissioner for higher education with the Pennsylvania Department of Education; Jan. 28. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
Lewis N. Kremer GAr’61, Greenport, NY, a retired architect who also held numerous teaching positions; Jan. 11.
Daniel E. Letsch W’61, Springfield, MO, a former co-owner of a stainless steel manufacturing company; Dec. 2. He was a former US Marine.
Robert B. McIntosh Jr. EE’61, Lancaster, CA, a retired electrical engineer; Jan. 25. At Penn, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Society fraternity and the men’s lightweight rowing team.
Emmanuel Reider GAr’61, Elkins Park, PA, a retired architect who designed shopping centers and office buildings throughout the Greater Philadelphia area; Nov. 2. His wife is Judith Small Reider CW’59.
J. Michael Sigel W’61, Toronto, former manager at MMI Industries; Aug. 9. At Penn, he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. His brother is Schuyler M. “Skip” Sigel W’58. Two nephews are Anthony M. Sigel C’86 WG’90 and Derek Matthew Sigel C’91.
Dr. Michael D. Sulkin C’61, Silver Spring, MD, a retired vascular surgeon who maintained a practice for more than 40 years; Dec. 20. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Dr. Manuel Viamonte GM’61, Miami, emeritus professor of radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center who also taught at the University of Miami; Jan. 15.
James R. Anderson SW’62, Baltimore, a retired social worker for the City of Baltimore; Jan. 5.
John J. Austin C’62, San Rafael, CA; June 17, 2018. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.
Dr. J. Garry Beidler M’62 GM’67, Chambersburg, PA, a retired dermatologist; Dec. 30.
Carole Ruth O’Connor Burchett HUP’62, Norfolk, VA, a former nurse; Jan. 19. While working in Atlanta during desegregation, most of the recovery room staff walked out because they would not care for African American patients. Finding several patients left on stretchers in the hallway, she announced that she would “take care of all people” and proceeded to run and staff the recovery room herself with the help of a single aide for several weeks.
Fred A. Carpenter Jr. C’62, Houston, a retired insurance executive; Dec. 12. At Penn, he was a member of the sprint football team, Sigma Chi fraternity, and Sphinx Senior Society.
Dr. Robert H. Cave M’62, San Ramon, CA, a retired physician; Nov. 7.
Dr. Joseph H. Edgar Jr. M’62, Cape Elizabeth, ME, a retired cardiologist; Jan. 9.
Charles V. Greenman GEE’62, Traverse City, MI, a retired engineer for General Electric; Dec. 17.
Edwin T. Ho WG’62, Honolulu; a former communications technician, real estate broker, and US foreign service officer; Dec. 31.
Dr. Nile R. Lestrange M’62, Pompano Beach, FL, a retired orthopedic surgeon; Dec. 11.
Christopher Niebuhr WG’62, Stockbridge, MA, a retired city planner for the State of New York; June 1, 2018.
Jane Vanderbogart Pearl CW’62, Bedford, NY, an environmental activist; Feb. 24, 2018.
Pasco L. Schiavo L’62, Hazleton, PA, a retired attorney; Dec. 29.
Roger A. Schwartz C’62, Vero Beach, FL, a lawyer and owner of a tennis club; Jan. 16. He served in the US Army. At Penn, he was a member of the tennis team. His brother is Martin W. Schwartz C’59. One nephew is Joseph B. Schwartz C’83.
Charles I. Shanok W’62, Torrington, CT, former president of Navi Productions; Jan. 13.
James P. Swift Jr. WEv’62, Margate, NJ, a real estate broker and founder of Swift Realty; Dec. 23, 2016. Four sons are James P. Swift C’85, Thomas P. Swift C’95, John P. Swift C’95, and Joseph P. Swift C’98. Two daughters are Jennifer Swift GNu’89 and Claire S. Swift-Voigt C’96.
Dr. Hilary H. Timmis GM’62, Palm City, FL, a former cardiovascular surgeon; May 24, 2018.
Richard A. Carrick L’63, New Hope, PA, a retired banking executive; Aug. 12.
John E. Menario WG’63, Yarmouth, ME, a former Portland (ME) city manager and advocate of urban renewal; Jan. 31.
Charles “Bo” Miller WG’63, Dallas, TX, a retired real estate executive; Dec. 25.
Gerald H. Morganstern W’63, Hewlett, NY, a prominent New York commercial real estate attorney; Jan. 29.
James M. Allen GME’64, Henrico, VA, a mechanical engineer with Westinghouse Electric and the nonprofit Electric Power Research Institute; Jan. 11. He was also a fellow with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Dr. Antonio J. Amortegui GM’64, Wexford, PA, a retired physician specializing in infectious diseases and a professor of pathology at the University of Pittsburgh; Dec. 20.
Rosemary D. Ashworth CW’64, Cameron Park, CA, retired president of Ashworth & Associates; May 28, 2017. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Lily Jones Baker G’64, Haddon Township, NJ, a former English teacher at Rutgers University–Camden; Oct. 17.
Edgar G. Dearth Jr. WG’64 , Sandston, VA, a retired savings and loan officer; Jan. 17. He served as a captain in the US Army.
Andrew Kinzler Ar’64 GAr’66 GLA’68, Philadelphia, a retired architect; May 16, 2018. He was on the board of the Philadelphia Racquet Club and a former president of the Lombard Swim Club. At Penn, he was a member of Beta Sigma Rho fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian.
Lewis Homer Knickerbocker Jr. WG’64, Fort Myers, FL, a retired marketing research manager; Oct. 22.
Joseph R. Scheer G’64, Fairfield, PA, a retired high school teacher of social studies and Latin; Jan. 25.
James N. Seely GEd’64, Newark, NY, a retired high school science teacher and general contractor; Jan. 21. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
Roberta Irene Sheldon CGS’64, Wayne, PA, a ballet dancer and instructor; Jan. 12, 2017.
Dorothea Watkins-Marcy HUP’64, Nicholson, PA, a nurse specializing in intensive and cardiac care; April 23, 2018.
Paul D. Dolgert CGS’65, Mount Kisco, NY, a retired editor and publisher of medical books and journals; Jan. 16, 2018.
Dr. Martin H. Frost D’65, Delray Beach, FL, a retired dentist; Sept. 18. One son is Jeffrey S. Frost W’91.
Dr. Matthew P. Mackay-Smith GM’65, Berryville, VA, a retired equine veterinarian; Dec. 8. He founded the Delaware Equine Center, pioneered several surgical procedures, and taught at Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine in the beginning of his career.
Dr. Thomas H. Schimke M’65, Scottsdale, AZ, a physician and attorney; Jan. 2.
Joe T. Swaim GEE’65, Weatherford, TX, a retired executive at the old MCI telecommunications company; Jan. 28.
Kenneth H. Wittner G’65, King of Prussia, PA, a retired software engineer; June 9, 2018.
Francis X. Gindhart L’66, Bluffton, SC, a retired attorney and JAG colonel, Feb. 18. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War for two tours, earning a Bronze Star. His wife is Patricia Schwager Gindhart CW’62, and his daughter is Maria P. Gindhart G’95 Gr’02.
David B. Harris C’66, North Walpole, NH, a former school headmaster; Dec. 6. His father was the late Rev. Edward George Harris Hon’61, who served as chaplain at Penn from 1950 to 1961.
Dr. Colen C. Heinritz GM’66, Severna Park, MD, a retired gastroenterologist; Dec. 12.
C. James Luther WG’66, Bryn Mawr, PA, a retired investment fund manager; Jan. 26.
Dr. Philip D. Schub C’66, Phoenix, a retired optometrist; Jan. 17. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. One daughter is Karen Schub Epstein C’92 W’92.
Anthony J. Walton WG’66, New York, a retired bank executive; Jan. 18.
Dr. Paul H. Arkema M’67, Weston, MA, a retired psychiatrist; June 17, 2018.
Anita J. Chappell GEd’67, Philadelphia, a retired schoolteacher and civic leader who contributed to the successful redevelopment of Sullivan Progress Plaza in North Philadelphia; Jan. 8.
Scott S. A. Coby W’67, Keene, NY, a retired financial executive; Oct. 30. At Penn, he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity and the men’s heavyweight rowing team. One son is Scott S. Coby Jr. C’01.
Kathleen Bammer Eisenhart CW’67, Hilton Head Island, SC, a retired executive at the global satellite communications company Iridium; Jan. 16. She started her telecommunications career at Bell Telephone and its successors, moving up the ranks to upper management, and she was often the first woman to hold each of her positions. At Penn, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Merrill Dyshel Hakim CW’67, Cheltenham, PA, a former French, Hebrew, and Italian teacher at Philadelphia’s Central High School; Nov. 6. Her sister is Susan Dyshel Sommovilla G’74.
Herbert L. Rosenblatt GEE’67, Arlington, VA; Oct. 30, 2017.
Dr. Robert F. Zelski W’67, Decatur, GA, an audiologist; June 14, 2018. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and the baseball team.
Paul E. Adorno GEd’68, Philadelphia, a former teacher and administrator in the Philadelphia School District who went on to help expand arts education in public schools as a leader of the Philadelphia Education Fund; Jan. 1.
Alexius C. Conroy W’68, Southport, CT, a commercial property developer; Jan. 31. An early advocate for the use of renewable energy in real estate development, he founded the company Conroy Development with the mission of urban renewal and job creation. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and Sphinx Senior Society. He was the Class of 1968 president, both as an undergraduate and an alum.
Louis Angel Marcano SW’68, Tampa, FL, a retired social worker; Dec. 11.
Mary Ann Ruskavich HUP’68, Great Falls, VA, a retired pharmaceutical sales director and former head nurse of pediatric oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Dec. 15.
Lila K. Bittenbender Nu’69, Frederick, PA, a retired US Army colonel and nurse; Dec. 18, at 100. She served in the US Army Nurse Corps during World War II and the Korean War, earning several medals. Her name is recorded on the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Ceremony.
William H. Blasberg C’69, Philadelphia, Dec. 11.
William B. Edwards III Gr’69, Richmond, VA, a retired organic chemist and senior scientist at Philip Morris; Nov. 21.
Dr. James W. Fey D’69, Ithaca, NY, a dentist; July 19. He served as a captain in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Dr. Barry Litofsky GrE’69, Sanibel, FL, a retired manager at AT&T Bell Laboratories; Jan. 30.
James A. MacStravic GEE’69, Willingboro, NJ, a retired lieutenant colonel in the US Army who later worked for RCA Corporation; Jan. 18.
Robert A. Nykamp GEd’69, Holland, MI, a retired teacher and pastor; Oct. 13.
John G. O’Brien WG’69, Wayne, PA, a retired executive at an investment company; Jan. 18.
John B. Worden GEE’69, Yukon, OK, a retired firmware engineer; April 19, 2018.
Dr. Thomas V. Brislin C’70 , Allentown, PA, a retired physician; Jan. 14. At Penn, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Robert George Culp III WG’70, High Point, NC, retired cofounder and CEO of Culp Incorporated, one of the world’s largest marketers of mattress and upholstery fabrics; Dec. 8.
Judith Irene Hirsch GEE’70, Wilmington, MA, a longtime employee of Hewlett-Packard, where she was one of the first female executives in the computer science field; Jan. 2.
Frank Michael Laurence Gr’70, Hamilton, MT, a former college professor, writer, and musician; Nov. 5.
Arnold A. Broussard WG’71, Lake Worth, FL, a retired consultant and former controller at Florida Atlantic University; Dec. 4.
John B. Charnay C’71, Porter Ranch, CA, a former attorney, editor, reporter, and marketing agent; Jan 25. He was news editor for the Hollywood Reporter and a publicist for many Hollywood stars, such as Jimmy Stewart. For nearly 15 years, he served as director of major and planned gifts at the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles. He also spent 30 years teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. At Penn, he was a member of Theta Rho fraternity and the Daily Pennsylvanian.
Frederick E. Kehrer WEv’71, Audubon, NJ, a kitchen and bathroom designer, and former accountant; Sept. 18.
Ned J. Levine L’71, Merion Station, PA, a retired attorney with the nonprofit Defenders Association of Philadelphia; April 19, 2016.
Alan C. MacDonald WG’71, Darien, CT, a banking executive; Dec. 9.
Rita Smith-Wade-El G’71 Gr’79, Lancaster, PA, a professor of psychology at Millersville University who founded the African American Studies minor; Dec. 29. She previously taught at East Stroudsburg, Temple, and Penn.
Dr. Robert E. Young GrS’71, Norfolk, VA, a retired social worker and college professor; Jan. 31, 2018.
Dr. John R. Amsterdam D’72 WG’72, Bala Cynwyd, PA, former head of American Healthcare Management and Consulting Corporation and Alternative Dental Care; Feb. 3. His son is Dr. Daniel Amsterdam CGS’04 Gr’09.
Pamela Townsend Giles MT’72, Voorhees, NJ, a retired police dispatcher; Dec. 31.
Dr. Donna J. Glover CW’72 M’77 GM’80 GM’83, Brigantine, NJ, an oncologist in private practice; Jan. 21.
Dr. Lawrence B. Gross C’72, Bridgewater, NJ, a physician and owner of Quailbrook Family Physicians; Jan. 27. He also directed the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Continuing Medical Education program at Rutgers. At Penn, he was a member of the Penn Band.
Dr. Frank Guerra GM’72 GM’73, Boulder, CO, a retired psychiatrist and professor at the University of Colorado; Nov. 4.
Dr. Robert N. Poss D’72, San Mateo, CA, a retired dentist; Dec. 29.
Richard K. Evans WG’73, Palmyra, PA, Dec. 18. He worked for the Hershey Chocolate Factory, Honeywell, AMP, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He served in the US Coast Guard during World War II.
Max L. Martini SW’73, Levittown, PA, a retired social worker; Jan. 2.
Barry A. Champney C’74, Massapequa Park, NY; Nov. 25.
John Fox W’74, Blue Ash, OH, a marketing consultant; Nov. 11, 2016. His wife is Lisa West Fox C’76. One son is Richard W. Fox W’07. One niece is Kerri Korkin Sonenshine W’95.
Donald M. Hoskins WG’74, Harrisburg, PA, a retired geologist for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Dec. 5.
James J. Garrity III EE’75, King of Prussia, PA, a retired systems engineer for Lockheed Martin; Dec. 18.
Dr. Paul W. Jackson GM’75, Wallingford, PA, a retired plastic surgeon; Dec. 20. He served in the US Navy during World War II, before enlisting in the US Navy Reserves and resigning as a lieutenant commander.
Lori Zazow Konolige CW’75, Greenwich, CT, a public relations and strategic communications specialist; Jan. 21. Her daughter is Rebecca L. Konolige C’14 and her sister is Jamie R. Zazow C’80.
Maxine J. Weiner SW’75, Ambler, PA, a retired clinical social worker; Sept. 1. She was also a folk singer and fiddle player.
Robert G. Delson W’76, Westport, CT, a CPA; Nov. 6. At Penn, he was a member of Phi Delta Epsilon fraternity.
Robert B. Morgan GrD’76, Elkins Park, PA, a retired educator and principal in the East Orange (NJ) School District; Dec. 9. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and retired as a lieutenant colonel.
Dr. Howard J. Ritt D’76, Fair Lawn, NJ, a retired dentist; Jan. 10.
Andrew K. Simpson WG’76, Kenwood, CA, a former investment banker, CFO, and start-up founder; March 27, 2018. One daughter is Romy E. Simpson W’20.
Dr. Laurence B. Cohen D’77, Wyncote, PA, a dentist; Jan. 11.
Leon L. Czikowsky W’77 GCP’81, Lyme, CT, a retired research analyst at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives; Jan. 8. At Penn, he was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity.
Diane Drake Fulton C’77, Philadelphia, a retired teacher in Camden, NJ; Dec. 9.
William C. Hunter Gr’77, Washington Crossing, PA, a former professor of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University and New Jersey Institute of Technology; Jan. 3.
Dr. Joseph A. Annibali C’78, Chantilly, VA, a psychiatrist; May 22, 2018. He was also the author of Reclaim Your Brain: How to Calm Your Thoughts, Heal Your Mind, and Bring Your Life Back Under Control (2015).
Dr. Evelyn S. Kritchevsky Gr’78, Haverford, PA, a retired chemistry professor at Spring Garden College; Jan. 17. One daughter is Dr. Janice E. Kritchevsky V’82.
Dr. Leialoha Apo Perkins Gr’78, Waianae, HI, an author and professor at the University of Hawaii; Dec. 8.
Steven D. Gladstone L’79, Tannersville, PA, a real estate attorney; June 12, 2017. He was also a breeder and exhibitor of Cardigan Welsh Corgis and judged for the American Kennel Club.
Susan Whiteley Gunter C’79, York, PA, an elementary school teacher; Jan. 3.
Alese Rubinroit Garner C’80, Brooklyn, NY, a lawyer; June 20, 2018. One cousin is Howard J. Rubinroit L’69.
Patrick E. Kenny GNu’80, Newtown, PA, a leader in nursing education; Jan. 2.
Dr. Wendy Ashmore Gr’81, Riverside, CA, former associate professor in Penn’s department of anthropology and emeritus fellow of the Penn Museum’s Kolb Society; Jan. 8. She began her career as a teaching fellow in anthropology at Penn from 1974 to 1979, before a stint at Rutgers University. After earning her PhD from Penn in 1981, she joined the Penn faculty in 1992 as an associate professor of anthropology while serving as associate curator of the American Section of the Penn Museum. She was selected to be a Kolb Society Senior Fellow in 1997, among other recognitions and awards. She left Penn in 2000 for UC Riverside, where she became a distinguished professor emeritus of anthropology. A pioneer in the areas of settlement patterns, landscape, and household archaeology, she wrote, edited, or coedited several books, including Lowland Maya Settlement Patterns, Household and Community in the Mesoamerican Past (1998) and Archaeologies of Landscape: Contemporary Perspectives (1999).
Mark J. Castle GEE’81, Ormond Beach, FL, a retired program manager for Lockheed Martin; June 22, 2018.
Dr. Kenneth A. Bernhard M’82, Allentown, PA, a cardiologist; Dec. 14.
Dr. Kathleen D. Moody V’82, Newtown, CT, a former veterinarian and professor at Yale University; Jan. 11.
Dr. Thomas F. Lansdale III GM’83 GM’85, Baltimore, a palliative and hospice care physician who oversaw the development of Gilchrist, the largest hospice organization in the state of Maryland; Jan. 15. He was also a leader in Baltimore’s Healthcare for the Homeless organization.
Carol Blumberg Lieberman WG’83, San Francisco; Dec. 16, 2017.
David R. Rau WEv’83, Bala Cynwyd, PA, a vice president at Wells Fargo Bank; Oct. 11.
Jeffrey M. Hudson WG’84, Harbor Springs, MI, a retired financial executive; Dec. 15.
Janice C. Huffman WG’84, Tulsa, OK, a national product manager, director of national marketing, and senior business analyst for several major companies; Jan. 23. At Penn, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Michael C. Huebsch WG’85, Darien, CT, managing director at BlackRock Financial Management; Jan. 16.
Dr. Francis M. Lobo C’85, New Haven, CT, a former clinician specializing in allergy and clinical immunology at Yale School of Medicine; Dec. 22.
Lisa J. Wentz WG’85, Albany, CA, an estate manager who also worked at a public storage facility; March 27, 2015.
Nikolaos Caravasos G’88, Swarthmore, PA, a commercial and military aircraft designer at Boeing who also worked as a consultant for the US Department of Defense; Jan. 15. His daughter is NiaLena Caravasos W’88.
Dr. Sandra Dombroski-Fritsch Gr’88, Philadelphia, a retired psychologist; Jan. 13. She served as a therapist at Pennsylvania Hospital for Parkinson’s patients while she herself was battling Parkinson’s disease. Her husband is Dr. Kilian Fritsch Gr’91.
Ola O. Lofton G’88, Philadelphia, a retired pediatric nurse; Jan. 6. She served in the US Army as a nurse in World War II and the Korean War, receiving numerous medals and citations.
Stephen V. Winthrop WG’88, Wayland, MA, a former nonprofit consultant; Dec. 24. After he was diagnosed with ALS, he and his family raised more than $5 million to research the disease.
Celestine Novella Brunson-Ross C’89, Franklinville, NJ, an attorney; Feb. 14. At Penn, she was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. One daughter is Hadejia A. Ross C’16.
John P. Lelas III W’89, Guilford, CT, a financial advisor at UBS; Dec. 18. At Penn, he was a member of the football team and Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Mark J. Heffernan WG’91, Chevy Chase, MD, CFO at Mothers2Mothers, a nonprofit that employs HIV-positive women across Africa as community health workers; Jan. 14.
Tony Prasetiantono G’91, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, an economics professor at Gadjah Mada University and chief economist at a bank; Jan. 16.
Michael W. Redding G’91 GrD’09, Lake Forest, IL, vice chancellor for public and government affairs at the University of Illinois–Chicago; Oct. 19, 2017. He previously worked at the University of Oregon.
Donna M. Nahass GNu’92, Philadelphia, a geriatric nurse practitioner; Dec. 3.
Julia Elisabeth “Libby” Rice WG’92, Belmont, MA, former trustee of the Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund; Jan. 23.
Dr. Douglas Turner Day IV Gr’94, Waynesboro, VA, a folklorist and musician; Jan. 26.
Brian Scott Turano W’94, Hilton Head Island, SC, a derivatives trader for AIG; Dec. 11. At Penn, he was a member of the baseball team and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Kentaro “George” Matsumoto W’95, Santo Domingo, DR, former manager at ecOenergy Dominicana; April 12, 2014.
John F. Gough CGS’97, Philadelphia, a retired business, corporate, and bankruptcy attorney; March 18, 2018.
Therese Noone Schireson GEd’98, Bryn Mawr, PA, a retired teacher and artist who made quilts; Jan. 16. She taught yoga for many years at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, as well as on cruise ships.
Dr. Mary E. Hofreiter M’01 GM’04, Keene, NH, a physician; Dec. 20, 2017.
Debra Wiegand Gr’03, North Wales, PA, a former professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing who focused much of her research on decision-making and the dying process in ICU settings; Nov. 13.
Rodney Rhines WG’09, Vienna, VA, an executive at Palantir Technologies, where he helped build their defense and disaster response businesses; Dec. 31. He served as a US Navy SEAL before coming to Penn.
Ellen A. Sun C’10, New York, a former finance director for political campaigns; Feb. 1. Her father is Chang Sun G’89 WG’89, her sister is Alice A. Sun W’14, and her brother is Byron A. Sun W’22.
Cornelius “Neil” Noordyk III G’12, Totowa, NJ, a former project manager for an energy company; Nov. 13.
Faculty & Staff
Dr. Wendy Ashmore. See Class of 1981 .
Dr. Charles E. “Chuck” Benson, Haddonfield, NJ, retired professor of Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine and chairman of New Bolton Center’s large animal hospital; Dec. 26. He began his career at Penn Vet in 1969 as a postdoc fellow in microbiology and joined the staff full time four years later, working his way up to associate professor in microbiology and then full professor in pathobiology in 1980. He held a secondary position as a lecturer in medical technology and later assistant professor in the College of General Studies, now LPS. He served as chairman of New Bolton Center’s large animal hospital from 1989 to 1997 and retired from Penn in 2006.
Marshall E. Blume, Bryn Mawr, PA, the Howard Butcher III Professor Emeritus of Finance at Wharton; Jan. 27. He was widely recognized as a pioneer in empirical asset pricing research and was a noted scholar in investment strategies, investor behavior, and measurement of risk. He spent 44 years on the faculty at Penn, beginning as assistant professor of finance and moving up to full professor in 1974. He served on the US Government Accounting Office Advisory Committee that investigated the October 1987 stock market crash. In 2011, the Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research, which he directed, established the Marshall Blume Prizes in Financial Research. He cofounded Prudent Management Associates. His son is Christopher E. Blume W’89 WG’94.
Dr. Henry S. Cecil. See Class of 1953.
Robert “Bob” Cocker, Centerville, PA, former head coach of Penn’s now-defunct varsity ice hockey program; Dec. 22. A lifelong hockey player, coach, scout, and executive, he served as Penn’s head coach from 1972 to 1976. His first season, in 1972–73, was the best in the program’s short history as the Quakers finished fourth in the ECAC. He later worked for several NHL teams, including the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, and won the NHL’s Lester Patrick Award in 2015 for his contributions to the sport.
Dr. Seymour S. Cohen, Woods Hole, MA,a Nobel Prize-nominated research scientist and the first chairman of the department of therapeutic research in Penn’s School of Medicine; Dec. 30, at 101. He came to the department of pediatrics of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia in 1943. In 1947, he discovered how viral infection spread within cells by linking a radioactive isotope to a virus and observing the pattern of infection within cells. He later moved to Penn’s School of Medicine, where in 1963 he was named the first chairman of the department of therapeutic research and the Hartzell Professor in Therapeutic Research. In 1970, he moved to the University of Colorado Medical School as a professor of microbiology. Five years later, he was a professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received numerous awards, including the Eli Lilly Prize for his work on viruses and cells, and he was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize. During World War II, he worked with the US Army in the development of an improved typhus vaccine that was an important aid to US troops in Italy and North Africa.
Donald E. Frey, Crystal Lake, PA, a former head wrestling coach and head athletic trainer at Penn; Nov. 6. Called a “trendsetting athletic trainer who set the standard in student-athlete care that our staff lives up to today” by Penn athletic director M. Grace Calhoun, he was honored with the naming of the Donald E. Frey Athletic Training Center inside Franklin Field in 2010. As head coach of the wrestling team from 1962 to 1970, he boasted a .670 winning percentage and led the Quakers to back-to-back Ivy League championships in 1968 and 1969. He served as an athletic therapist at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY. He received a certificate from Penn’s School of Physical Therapy in 1957 and later served as the department head of physical therapy at Pennsylvania Hospital and as Drexel University’s head trainer. He and his late twin brother Douglas (see Class of 1958) followed similar career paths, and in college they helped lead the Penn State wrestling team to the 1953 NCAA national championship.
William L. Hanaway Jr., Wayne, PA, professor emeritus of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Dec. 30. He began teaching at Penn in 1971 as an assistant professor of Persian language and literature. In 1976, he was promoted to associate professor. He served as chair of the Department of Oriental Studies from 1981 to 1983. He also served as associate director of the Near East Center from 1973 to 1975. In 1978, Dr. Hanaway was appointed as one of five honorary Mellon fellows in the humanities to work with four selected post-doc fellows on their research. With anthropology professor Brian Spooner, he edited Literacy in the Persianate World: Writing and the Social Order (Penn Press, 2012). He was a recipient of the internally funded Research Foundation Awards for “Analytical Description of the Tashkent Dialect of Uzbek” in 1992. He retired and earned emeritus status in 1995.
Donald Newton Langenberg Hon’85, Dickeyville, MD, former physics professor, director of Penn’s Laboratory for Research and the Structure of Matter (LRSM), vice provost, and Penn trustee; Jan. 25. He became a full professor and associate chairman in physics at Penn in 1967, and he served as director of LRSM from 1972 to 1974. He served as vice provost for graduate studies and research from 1974 to 1979. He won both Sloan and Guggenheim fellowships during his time at Penn and was known for his research in superconductivity, especially for precise determination of physical constants of materials at temperatures near absolute zero, which led to development of new international quantum standards of voltage. President Jimmy Carter appointed him deputy director of the National Science Foundation in 1980, a position he held while on leave from Penn. He officially left Penn in 1983 and went on to become chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago and then chancellor of the University System of Maryland. He served as a trustee for the University from 1990 to 2000, and it was his resolution that established a department of emergency medicine in the School of Medicine. He retired from the University of Illinois in 2002, at which time he became chancellor emeritus. Two daughters are Dr. Julia A. Langenberg V’82, who is married to Dr. F. Joshua Dein V’80 G’83; and Karen K. Langenberg WG’84, who is married to Dr. Theodore S. Dziemianowicz GCh’80 Gr’83. His son is Dr. John Newton Langenberg M’88. One grandson is Mark S. Dziemianowicz C’11.
Dr. Matthew P. Mackay-Smith GM’65. See Class of 1965.
William A. J. “Alan” Watson, Athens, GA, former law professor and Nicolas F. Gallicchio Chair at Penn Law; Nov. 7. A world-renowned expert on Roman and comparative law, he taught at the University of Georgia for more than 20 years before retiring in 2012. He authored numerous books, of which the most well-known is Legal Transplants: An Approach to Comparative Law (1974).